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Oedipus Rex


Published August 3, 2010


LibriVox recording of Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles.

Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast:

Oedipus: Andy Minter
Priest of Zeus: Hannah Dowell
Creon: Fr. Richard Zeile
Teiresias: BrianaTheBard
Jocasta: Leni
Messenger: Carolyn Francis
Second Messenger: pipsoul
Herd of Laius: hefyd
Chorus: Musicalheart1
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 1:24:46

Reviews

Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - - February 13, 2015
Subject: Excellent
I’m sorry we don’t have the rest of the myth cycle this comes from, because it is well written but fragmentary. This gives it an uneven feel as a story, because we have neither the rising nor falling action. Well, that’s not strictly true: I just haven’t read Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone, which were written later and elaborate the story. Recommended for those interested in the way that plays have evolved over time.
Reviewer: torgman - - September 10, 2013
Subject: Translated by...
F. Storr
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